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Some Thoughts From A New Veteran

Each year Veterans Day reminds us about the past, present and future of this great country. This country’s foundation of freedom was solidified by the signatures on the Declaration of Independence. Since then millions of veterans have put their signature on a contract with the United States to protect that same foundation of freedom. On this day, like every other day, we extend our thanks to those that have served and those that currently serve. But I, as a veteran, on behalf of all veterans would like to extend a “thanks” to those that have been standing with us throughout the years.

To further this thank you I turn to former President of the United States: Abraham Lincoln,

“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.”

We thank our families, friends, and all American citizens for your support, encouragement, and generosity. We thank you because you help strengthen our own personal foundation. Without your time, energy, love, care and gratitude we would not be the veterans we are today. It is an honor to serve this great country and an honor to serve the citizens of the United States of America.

Finally from one veteran to all other veterans, I extend a thank you to my brothers and sisters in arms from the past, those currently serving today, and those who will put their signature on the dotted line in the future. Happy Veterans Day!

Sergeant
Don Driver
United States Army

Don is the son of Wind River’s Dennis Driver and his wife Theresa.

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